Las Vegas and North Las Vegas inched closer Wednesday toward opening their first medical marijuana dispensaries in their city limits.
On Wednesday, the Las Vegas City Council voted for a measure that would allow a 12th dispensary to begin the permitting and licensing process, while the North Las Vegas City Council voted to approve a special-use permit for one dispensary. The votes bring both cities closer to opening their first dispensaries after months of delays.
The Las Vegas City Council voted to reopen permit applications for medical marijuana dispensaries in an effort to allow a dispensary provisionally certified by the state to move closer to receiving a permit.
Of the 12 businesses given the provisional go-ahead to establish a medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas, only one dispensary, NuLeaf CLV Dispensary, had been previously denied special-use and compliance permits by the city because of the proposed site’s proximity to schools and concerns raised by neighbors. [Read more at the Las Vegas Sun]